Thursday, May 28, 2015

CBE mentioned on NPR

CBE researcher David Lehrer was recently interviewed for a piece on NPR, focusing on worker productivity. You can listen to the complete story here.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

SERA Architects joins CBE consortium

Portland-based firm SERA Architects recently joined CBE as the leader on a membership team (formerly the Integral Group team, who recently joined CBE as an individual member). As a multi-discipline firm committed to the built environment, SERA offers expertise in integrated architecture, urban design and planning, and interior design. Their design approach stresses urban infill, reuse and redevelopment as important strategies for creating a new sense of community.

SERA has worked on projects in many different settings, including education facilities, civic projects, hospitality, housing, workplace, non-profit, and more. Some of their recently completed projects include the Edith Green - Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in Portland; the Washington High redevelopment, which turned a 1924 historic brick building in Portland into a hub of creativity and office spaces (photo below); many hotel renovations (including the Courtyard by Marriott in San Diego and the Pearl District Residence Inn in Portland); and Burnside 26, a mixed-use building featuring housing and retail space.

Washington High School, located in Portland, OR, restored to
become office and creative space. Image: SERA Architects.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

CBE successful with three major grants to support future research

CBE is proud to announce that we have recently been awarded three grants to support our research on radiant systems, personal comfort, and monitoring/controls of commercial buildings. There are a number of firms that contributed to the success of our grants, and we look forward to expanding our research portfolio with this new funding. The work will begin this summer. Read more in the announcement linked below, and be on the lookout for future updates on these new projects.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Meet our new partner: Ingersoll Rand

Global industrial leader Ingersoll Rand is the newest company to join the CBE consortium. They work to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. With a history dating back to 1871, Ingersoll Rand and its family of brands (including Trane, Club Car, and Thermo King) represents a proven history in residential, industrial and commercial markets.

Ingersoll Rand aims to inspire progress through unleashing the potential in people and technologies to advance the quality of life. By making environments comfortable, sustainable and efficient, they enable their customers to achieve real progress and create a positive impact in their world.

We look forward to collaborating with their staff as we investigate innovative approaches to a sustainable built environment!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

New edition of Centerline available

Don’t miss the Winter edition of Centerline, available online now! In this issue, we feature pro bono work, news on recently awarded grants, introduce you to the newest CBE partners, and more.